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Study: Income Inequality Rising in Ohio

· Jan 28, 2015 10:29 am

Ohio’s top 1 percent of earners make 21 times more than the other 99 percent of earners in Ohio, according to a study released by the Economic Policy Institute, a left-leaning think tank based in Washington, D.C. ...

Talking Points

Black Lives Matter Cincinnati continues the discussion over racial disparities in the justice system

· Jan 28, 2015 10:06 am

More than 70 people sat in the chilly auditorium at Truth and Destiny Covenant Church in Mount Airy Jan. 24 listening raptly to two attorneys talk about traffic stops.
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Ohio AG DeWine Files Suit Over Obamacare Fees

· Jan 28, 2015 10:40 am

The state of Ohio, lead by Ohio Attorney General Mike DeWine, filed a lawsuit in federal district court against the federal government Jan. 26 over fees associated with the Affordable Care Act (ACA) paid by state and local governments. ...

The Giant GED Gap

Nearly 500,000 fewer Americans passed the GED in 2014 after a major overhaul to the test. Why? And who's left behind?

· Jan 7, 2015 10:07 am

The test changes — which implemented the controversial Common Core standards and required the exam be taken online instead of on paper — have made passing the GED test more difficult than anyone can remember. ...

CCV Pushes for Removal of Flynt Adult Store Billboard

· Jan 28, 2015 10:46 am

Conservative group Citizens for Community Values is seeking the removal of a billboard next to I-71 that it says is obscene.
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Loose Change

Ohio boosted its minimum wage by 15 cents on Jan. 1, but advocates say it's not enough

· Jan 14, 2015 12:04 pm

Workers making low wages in Ohio got a small raise Jan. 1, as the state automatically raised the minimum companies here must pay workers by 15 cents. ...

Family Matters

The search for acceptance is high-stakes for transgender youth

· Jan 7, 2015 09:58 am

Emmanuel Gray was a 19-year-old student at the University of Cincinnati when he came out as transgender six years ago, first to his peers and trusted mentors at school, then to his parents. ...

A Growing Hunger

Cincinnati’s food insecurity problem is growing and experts say it needs serious attention

· Jan 21, 2015 10:05 am

The region’s hunger problem isn’t relegated to a few isolated pockets. More than 133,000 families receive food assistance in Hamilton County, according to the Ohio Children’s Hunger Alliance, a statewide group. ...

 
 
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Stage Door: Women in Distress on Local Stages This Weekend

· Jan 30, 2015 09:33 am

Ensemble Theatre Cincinnati continues its hot streak of well-cast and engaging scripts with Sharr White's The Other Place, the story of a brilliant but abrasive woman who is losing her grip. Regina Pugh is excellent in this moving and sometimes funny production, ably supported by Michael G. Bath as ...

I Just Can't Get Enough

Jac's roundup of pop culture news and Internet findings

· Jan 29, 2015 01:31 pm

The Ghostbusters reboot has its leading ladies! Director/co-writer Paul Feig posted a picture on Twitter of what he’s confident will be the next ghost-busting foursome: Talk about some badass funnywomen. Now, considering that tweets aren’t legally binding at this point, it isn’t an offic...

Why Not Sherrod Brown for Prez?

Staunch progressive seems a logical choice for Dem nominee but says he's not interested

· Jan 29, 2015 12:01 pm

If you’re a spectator of Democratic Party politics right about now, you’ve probably watched the 2016 presidential election sweepstakes unfolding with interest. Dems probably won’t get close to the huge stable of potential nominees the Republican Party is currently wrangling with, and Hillary C...

 

Talking Points

Black Lives Matter Cincinnati continues the discussion over racial disparities in the justice system

· Jan 28, 2015 10:06 am

More than 70 people sat in the chilly auditorium at Truth and Destiny Covenant Church in Mount Airy Jan. 24 listening raptly to two attorneys talk about traffic stops.
...

A Growing Hunger

Cincinnati’s food insecurity problem is growing and experts say it needs serious attention

· Jan 21, 2015 10:05 am

The region’s hunger problem isn’t relegated to a few isolated pockets. More than 133,000 families receive food assistance in Hamilton County, according to the Ohio Children’s Hunger Alliance, a statewide group. ...

Family Matters

The search for acceptance is high-stakes for transgender youth

· Jan 7, 2015 09:58 am

Emmanuel Gray was a 19-year-old student at the University of Cincinnati when he came out as transgender six years ago, first to his peers and trusted mentors at school, then to his parents. ...

Loose Change

Ohio boosted its minimum wage by 15 cents on Jan. 1, but advocates say it's not enough

· Jan 14, 2015 12:04 pm

Workers making low wages in Ohio got a small raise Jan. 1, as the state automatically raised the minimum companies here must pay workers by 15 cents. ...

Granting Support

University of Cincinnati lands $500,000 grant aimed at recognizing and treating at-risk youth

· Dec 31, 2014 09:54 am

In Hamilton County, an estimated 100 kids are homeless each night. For Lighthouse Youth Services, that’s 100 too many. ...

Digging Deep

Remembering six unique CityBeat cover stories from 2014

· Dec 23, 2014 09:42 am

Some were news stories, yes, but this past year of work also happened to include explorations of the strange world of reality TV, the questionable practices of a group of for-profit art show promoters and the wide world of ridesharing, along with more straightforward examinations of complicated urban issues.
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